Bayern Munich v Manchester United: Wayne Rooney will 'definitely' play at the Allianz Arena despite injured toe, claims David Moyes

Manager says forward would be happy to take an injection if required

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Manchester United manager David Moyes says that the club will "do everything" to get Wayne Rooney, who has a damaged toe, on the pitch for the second-leg of their Champions League quarter-final at the Allianz Arena tomorrow night, and that the England forward would be "happy" to take a painkilling injection to play, despite the World Cup being nine weeks away.

Rooney injured his toe in the first leg, which ended in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford but the 28-year-old took part in training with the club today after missing Saturday's 4-0 victory at Newcastle United.

"He will definitely play," Moyes told reporters. "We will do all we can to get him on the pitch. He is happy to take an injection."

"We think it's OK. We wouldn't do anything medically wrong. We've taken advice from the doctors and the people who advise us. Everybody knows the type of character Wayne is and he is determined to play. If he is determined we would be mad not to give him that opportunity.

"It is the hardest game for us so far. Both teams have top players."

After the training session today, Rooney wrote on his Facebook page: "Good training session with the lads ahead of the Bayern Munich match tomorrow night.


"It's a massive game for us against a top side but we'll be going in confident and looking to progress into the semi-finals."

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